Mets 2012 Spring Training officially opened for pitchers and catchers today, though many players have been down there for a while. Among them is David Wright, who turns 30 this year, a fact that is probably more depressing to me than it is for him.
MLB.com snagged a video interview with him earlier today. Transcript is after the jump.
On how he feels:
I feel great. I think the offseason really did me some good to be able to not only rest, but strengthen the parts of my body that were a little injured last year, so I feel great and look forward to a good, healthy year.
On getting to Spring Training early:
I enjoy getting down to Florida early, get a head start on things. One thing that we as an organization do a tremendous job of is that we have coaches down here, we have facilities available to us, a lot of players come down early so it's good to get down here early, solidify, do some last minute preparations and hit the ground running for Spring Training.
On the team's chances:
It's a new year, we're talking about February. Nobody knows what's going to happen over the course of the year. We have some very talented players, we have a lot of young players that are going to bring some energy. It's impossible to predict the future, and I think with the type of team that we have and the youthful energy that we have and guys that are preparing the way that we are, I think we can go out there and win a lot of baseball games.
On turning 30:
When I first got called up, guys told me to enjoy it because it flies by. Looking back over it, it's hard to believe that I'll be turning 30 this year. You look around the clubhouse and there's a lot of new faces, so I'm excited about these new guys we brought in, I'm excited about some of these up-and-coming young players, and I think it's going to be a great year.
On Citi Field:
As a hitter, you go up there and have a good at-bat you want to be rewarded for it, so hopefully these changes will help with that mindset. You go up there and be yourself and hopefully the results will be there, but you can't worry too much about the ballpark, you just go up there, try to have good at-bats, and hit the ball hard and hopefully good things happen.